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Charming West Virginia vacation home rentals

With the Appalachian Mountains to the east, West Virginia is full of natural beauty which you can appreciate year-round. Book West Virginia vacation rentals in the winter and you can enjoy skiing, tubing and other winter sports, while in the summer the wildflower-covered trails are used for hiking, biking and more. There's the small, historic capital of Charleston which is full of museums and culture, plus lots of charming little towns to explore, such as Charles Town with its Old Opera House and local museums. There's always something new to see.

Things to do

Attractions near West Virginia vacation homes

West Virginia's state capital of Charleston is a compact city with a historic feel. Visit the State Capitol Complex, a dramatic Georgian building topped off with a distinctive golden dome. Book a tour and explore the grand marble rooms, and the chambers where the state government works. Afterwards, head to the Downtown Charleston Historic District, which has the look of a classic small American town. With old-fashioned ice-cream shops and cozy cafes, it's a great place to bring the family. Try to catch a tour on one of the old trolley buses that still rattle through the streets.


Things to do near West Virginia cottage rentals

Snowshoe Mountain Resort is one of the biggest ski areas in the mid-Atlantic region, and, with a decent layer of powder, it's no wonder it's such a popular resort. There are 60 runs for all abilities, plus a series of backcountry trails where you can appreciate the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Many West Virginia vacation rentals cater to the ski crowd, with ski-in/ski-out access, so you can spend more time on the mountain. The Village at Snowshoe is at the summit, with a relaxed and cozy apres-ski vibe. When the snow melts the mountain is open for summer hiking.


Climate for your stay in West Virginia vacation homes

West Virginia has a varied climate across the state, with the mountain areas in the east tending to be colder. In the west, there's warm weather from May to September, with high humidity, mild spring and fall months, and a short winter which can see heavy snowfall. Summer can be a popular time for West Virginia vacation rentals in the mountain areas, as they're mild and cooler than the city, but peak time is December to March, when snow coverage is at its thickest.

Natural features

Forest and mountain landscapes in West Virginia

To the east of West Virginia, Monongahela National Forest occupies a large part of the state, with mountains covered in lush green trees. Home of the Allegheny Mountains, part of the Appalachian range, there are a number of hiking and biking trails, for different abilities. The 12-mile Allegheny Mountain Trail has gentle slopes and well-worn paths, taking you past waterfalls and through shady trails. Once you reach the summit, you enjoy breathtaking views, especially in the fall, due to the colorful foliage.

Food and drink

Sample regional cuisine in West Virginia

West Virginia cuisine follows Southern cooking styles and ingredients, such as fried chicken, cornbread, pinto beans, mashed potatoes, and cobbler. Game meat is found on most menus, as well as moonshine and craft beers. The state staple, pepperoni roll, was once the lunch of miners but can now be found in bakeries, stores, and cafés near vacation rentals throughout the state.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation rentals in West Virginia

West Virginia boasts plenty of idyllic outdoor locations and romantic attractions for couples. Vacation homes are available near places like New River Gorge National River, a large park with a whitewater river and hiking trails, and Summersville Lake, a reservoir with miles of shoreline for boating, fishing, and camping. You could also visit the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, a casino with table games, slots, and a horse track.

Where to stay around West Virginia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,312 vacation rentals near West Virginia. From 331 Cabins to 331 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West Virginia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in West Virginia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Virginia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Harpers Ferry: 133 vacation rentals
  • Snowshoe: 395 vacation rentals
  • Berkeley Springs: 129 vacation rentals
  • Davis: 309 vacation rentals
  • Fayetteville: 110 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in West Virginia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in West Virginia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in West Virginia:

  • Harpers Ferry: 133 rentals
  • Snowshoe: 395 rentals
  • Berkeley Springs: 129 rentals
  • Davis: 309 rentals
  • Fayetteville: 110 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to West Virginia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in West Virginia are:

  • Yeager Airport (CRW): 17 vacation rentals
  • Petersburg, WV (PGC-Grant County): 301 vacation rentals
  • Elkins Randolph Co Jennings Randolph Airport (EKN): 35 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in West Virginia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in West Virginia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Blackwater Falls State Park: 294 rentals
  • New River Gorge Bridge: 126 rentals
  • Smoke Hole Caverns: 309 rentals
  • Monongahela National Forest: 380 rentals
  • Cacapon Resort State Park: 136 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Virginia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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